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Old 22 January 2019, 16:26   #1
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Boarding ladders...

I was climbing into a mates 7m from holding it in position on the beach. It became obvious to me that getting back on board alone , having fallen off would be extremely difficult on my own....Anyone use emergency boarding ladders ?? Thoughts ta Nik
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Old 22 January 2019, 16:41   #2
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Hi

You could try rib step it's a starter
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Old 22 January 2019, 17:19   #3
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I just stand on a trim tab or the engine av plate. Rescued a near drowning jet skier that way too.
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I use a looped rope - weighted- to form a stirrup or step, off the quarter or stern.
Foot in - stand up, pull yourself into boat. simples
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I have a swim platform thing with fold out telescopic ladder just removed from my valiant if anyone is interested bolts to the transom .I removed it to fit an aux bracket
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I just stand on a trim tab or the engine av plate. Rescued a near drowning jet skier that way too.
Yes its amazing how many folks don't know this. It's not taught on the PB2 course which is weird.
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Yes its amazing how many folks don't know this. It's not taught on the PB2 course which is weird.

It was taught on mine.
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Engine av plate + trim tab - works for me as well -like a ladder .
But there's a risk to cut feed/legs on sharp corners .
For swimming stops I hang a telescopic ladder over board
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i had one of these made for my rib i made a rope one with HDPE rungs folded away in a bag for my SIB
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The divers trick is to hold the life lines, push yourself down into the water then swim up/pull on the rope and haul yourself in. I can nearly clear a tube and hit the deck with fins on but never tried it without. I will have to give it a go some time.

If out alone and struggling, i have a mooring line on the a frame which could easily be tied into a foot look.

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Yes its amazing how many folks don't know this. It's not taught on the PB2 course which is weird.


It was on mine and as I was in a dry suit I went in and we tested it. Works a treat, you just have to be careful not to get knotted up in the A frame!
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We just fitted a slim boarding ladder from Force 4 in Poole
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Old 28 January 2019, 07:56   #13
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For days out with the kids, we have a common-all-garden rope ladder we tie onto the A frame or other strong anchor point and throw it over he side, it makes getting in a doddle. However, if you were to fall in then you wouldn't have it ready.

I was surprised back in the summer that after only a few weeks on it's mooring a lot of barnacles had grown on the underside of the tubs. It's easy to cut your hands/arms and legs to shreds on them.
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